Job Openings

Position: ASA Proposal Writer

Unit: 2

Location: Manila, Philippines

Date Posted: October 13, 2020

Closing Date:

Job Background

We are looking for a full-time Proposal Writer to be part of our ASSIST Social Actions.


  • Writes competitive grants project proposals or bids ensuring coherence, clarity, timely delivery, and persuasive communication of ASSIST’s relevance to the project
  • Develops and manages work schedules for a proposal or bid, coordinating work between different team members located in different offices, and partner experts and organizations in the development of a submission
  • Provides research support when needed for project development and proposal
  • Liaises and coordinates with colleagues in the Philippines and regional offices on
    matters pertaining project acquisition efforts



  • At least one year of experience in writing bids and grant project proposals in the
    development sector
  • At least three years of experience in the development sector working on project idea
    development, project implementation, and management, monitoring and evaluation,
    contracting, etc.

Desirable and advantageous:

  • Experience in project management with bilateral and multilateral organizations in the following focus areas: sustainable consumption and production, green economy, SME development, social enterprise, renewable energy, water, waste, climate change, DRRM, agri-business and value chain development, agri-productivity, agri- institutional development, rural entrepreneurship, vocational education, and labor market development, public health, and social protection
  • Familiarity with how development agencies and institutions work, including ADB,
    GIZ, IFC, World Bank, etc.
  • Work experience for multidisciplinary consulting companies/nonprofit organizations

Other qualifications:

  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in development studies, political science, international
    relations, economics, journalism, communications, management, or related courses
  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills
  • Capable of concept development/ideation
  • Creative and innovative, an out-of-the-box thinker
  • Highly organized and has a sense of urgency
  • Capable of driving processes, ensuring that internal teams and external partners deliver outputs in a timely manner
  • A self – starter, is able to work collaboratively and independently
  •  Can work efficiently under pressure and produce quality output within tight time constraints